In the aftermath of the Brussels Attacks, which has seen the Prime Minister of Belgium warn of more attacks, two major nuclear power plants in the country have been evacuated.
The Tihange power plant which is an hour away from Brussels, and the Doel power plant in Antwerp were both evacuated this afternoon as tensions in the country continue to spiral out of control.
Members of the Belgian military and armed police units have been active at the power plants since the weekend after members of the energy industry voiced concern over the lack of security at such dangerous and vulnerable power plants, as reported by the Express.
All non-essential staff were asked to leave today after Belgian authorities ordered the plants to do so.
At the minute, only key staff are still on site at both Doel, which houses four reactors, and Tihange, which houses three.
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No reason has been given for the evacuation but it is thought to be due to the imminent fear of another attack in the near future.